The Roundtable works to effect positive change on public policy issues that are most important to supporting state economic vitality and fostering opportunity for all Washingtonians. That work includes sharing news and analyzing policy developments affecting our state.

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Meet Our Newest Board Members: Barbara Hulit and Kevin Mather

June 27th, 2016

The Washington Roundtable is pleased to announce the addition of two board members: Barbara Hulit, senior vice president of Fortive Corporation and Kevin Mather, president and COO of the Seattle Mariners. Both Hulit and Mather bring years of leadership experience here in Washington state. Their knowledge, expertise and passion will only strengthen the Roundtable board moving forward. Welcome! Barbara Hulit joined Fortive at its inception in 2016, coming… Read more

Around The Table: Alaska Airlines, Boeing, Paccar, Gates Foundation

June 10th, 2016

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight the good work our members are doing in communities throughout the state as well as industry trends and key milestones. If you wish to showcase the work of a Roundtable company, please send us any ideas or links. Aviation Day: 1,000 kids get a behind-the-scenes look at Alaska Airlines More than 1,000 Seattle-area youth gathered at the Alaska Airlines hangar in… Read more

New 520 Floating Bridge Opens Today

April 25th, 2016

The floating section of the new 520 bridge is now open, offering six total lanes for traffic across Lake Washington, instead of the previous four. This is great news as our state hits a major benchmark in its quest to improve aging roads and bridges and finish projects in key economic corridors. (Washington ranked 31st for bridge quality and 39th for road conditions… Read more

Roundtable Board Welcomes Two New Members

April 18th, 2016

The Washington Roundtable is excited to announce the addition of two new members: Orlando D. Ashford, president of Holland America Line and Stanley B. McCammon, president & CEO of Joshua Green Corporation. Both Ashford and McCammon represent companies headquartered in Washington state, and each brings decades of leadership experience.  Welcome! Orlando D. Ashford is the president of Holland America Line, Inc. He oversees… Read more

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